Recommended reading: Turnabout by Mendel Weinbach (available on Amazon for $4 including shipping). Discusses nuances of the words in the Megillah Esther so we learn a whole different story than the apparent meaning. Based on the teachings of Rabbi Malbin. Nebuchanezzer was a scribe in the Babylonian court. On the day that he was out sick, the other scribes drafted up a letter to the king of Judea, in which they wrote: to the king, to the G*d, etc. The next day he read a copy and said: this is... Topics: Purim Esther, Mordechai, principles
LE RAV MAIMON PINTO EN DIRECT DE MTC MONTREAL SPECIAL "POURIM 5774" *QUI A ECRIT LA MEGUILA ?*QUEL DIFFERENCE ENTRE HANOUCA ET POURIM, POURQUOI FAISONT-ON UNE SEOUDA POUR POURIM ET PAS POUR HANOUCA ?*QUAND MACHIAR VIENDRA POURQUOI IL NE RESTERA QUE LA FETE DE POURIM ? Topic: RMPCHIOUR SPECIAL "PURIM 5774"
Who was Hasach? The dialogue between Esther and Mordechai. What did Mordechai pass over? The power of a blessing or a curse.How to bring about redemption. Insights from Manos HaLevi and Maharal. Topics: Purim, Megillah, Talmud, Gemara
Episode 26 has been recorded on Purim itself! And while you are thinking about Haman's death, remember to kill that inner Amalekite. Russians are accusing Jews of killing babies, and Rabbi Lior responds to the yeshiva attacks where eight students were killed. Since it is Purim, there's some lighter stuff too. There's the first kosher restaurant in Kazakhstan, fan mail for the show, and a special Purim song performed by Ask Bernie. Chag sameach! Topics: purim, jewish, teen, podcast
Speaking of hair, we have an alternative game to "rock, paper, scissors!". In the wake of Purim our game is: "Hats, pastries, vaginas!" (Interview with Lilith Editor Susan Weidman Schneider). Topics: Purim, Feminism, Judaism, Lilith, Hamantaschen